Helping Children and Adolescents Think about Death, Dying and Bereavement

Helping Children and Adolescents Think about Death, Dying and Bereavement

Author Marian Carter
Publisher JKP £13.99
Format pbk
ISBN 9781785920110  2016

Both a theoretical and practical resource, this book is written by an experienced chaplain and educator. It highlights the need for absolute honesty with the young as they are supported through all the issues around death. Each of the nine chapters follows a pattern, beginning with experience and leading to our own practical response with exercises to help us to reflect. The first chapter looks at what death is. Subsequent ones take us through grief and factors which influence it, what children and adolescents should be told, funerals, continuing care, and care of the carers. We live in a multi-cultural, multi-faith society and the sections on the traditions of other world faiths are extremely helpful, as are the appendices covering a vast array of further resources. This sensitively written and challenging book will deeply enhance our own understanding and bring depth to our relationships with grieving people of any age.

LIZ PACEY

Pastoral, Young People